Image Not Available

Life and Age of Woman

ALDEN, Albert

From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 16, 2006 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 1,650.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

ALDEN, Albert. The Life and Age of Woman. [Barre, MA: Thompson and Alden, c. 1835]. Woodcut, one-sheet, 18 x 21.5 inches. Professionally restored, matted, glazed, in wooden frame overall 27.5 x 30.25 inches. Rare, Worldcat list only two copies and a diligent search reveals only a further two, with no records of auction or sales. A seven-figure image, from a one-year-old infant to a 90-year-old woman, with the 30-year-old on the highest step. The text describes hers as being "at the zenith of her intellecutual and physical powers," the 18-year-old is at "the most critical age in the life of a female . [in] danger of bestowing [her affections] on man unworthily, or in vain" if she does not "first [give] her heart to God." The 50-year-old's "home is her castle" and her "time not spent in providing for her household is devoted to counseling her children, who at this time of her life are ready to go forth into society." Alden's woodcut "The Life and Age of Man" is well-known and based on the classical idea of the seven ages of man, but this image of the seven ages of woman is much less common. Currier and Ives did a version of this theme, copyright by Nathaniel Currier in 1850, showing eleven women form infancy to a centenarian. Bookseller Inventory # 60124

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Life and Age of Woman

Store Description

We an open shop. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5. We have general Americana, literature, Civil War, local histories and Philadelphia/Pennsylvania items.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

All books are in reasonable second-hand condition. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, or personal check. Checks can be made out to the George S. MacManus Company, 12 Water Street, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010 USA. Emails can be sent to Phone numbers: 610-520-7273. FAX: 610-520-7272. All inquiries should be directed to Clarence Wolf. Deferred billing available for libraries. PA residents add 6%sales tax.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order